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Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
9.5
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Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Sir and Star at The OlemaSir and Star at The Olema
8.8
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Contemporary American | Point Reyes Station, Marin
CotognaCotogna
8.7
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Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Flour + WaterFlour + Water
8.7
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Italian | Mission, San Francisco
Rich TableRich Table
8.7
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Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
8.6
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Californian | Mission, San Francisco
Yuzuki Japanese EateryYuzuki Japanese Eatery
8.6
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Japanese | Mission, San Francisco
CalaCala
8.6
$$$$
Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Sons & DaughtersSons & Daughters
8.6
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Contemporary American | Nob Hill, San Francisco
BenuBenu
8.5
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Contemporary American | SOMA, San Francisco
The ProgressThe Progress
8.5
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Contemporary American | Western Addition, San Francisco
Tartine ManufactoryTartine Manufactory
8.5
$$$$
American | Mission, San Francisco
CaminoCamino
8.5
$$$$
Californian | Oakland, East Bay
SPQRSPQR
8.5
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Heights, San Francisco

Best American Restaurants in San Francisco

BoulevardBoulevard
(7159)
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American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
(3165)
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
The Village PubThe Village Pub
(2428)
$$$$
American | Woodside, Peninsula
Ad HocAd Hoc
(6049)
$$$$
American | Yountville, Wine Country
Balboa Cafe - SFBalboa Cafe - SF
(11)
$$$$
American | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
Firefly RestaurantFirefly Restaurant
(1900)
$$$$
American | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Barrel Head BrewhouseBarrel Head Brewhouse
(11)
$$$$
American | North Panhandle / USF, San Francisco
TrestleTrestle
(1141)
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
TownTown
(4701)
$$$$
American | San Carlos, Peninsula
Mustards GrillMustards Grill
(6771)
$$$$
American | Yountville, Wine Country
Farmstead at Long Meadow RanchFarmstead at Long Meadow Ranch
(4335)
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American | St. Helena, Wine Country
MarketMarket
(2448)
$$$$
American | St. Helena, Wine Country

Best Italian Restaurants in San Francisco

AcquerelloAcquerello
(2266)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Seven HillsSeven Hills
(1204)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
(2260)
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
La CicciaLa Ciccia
(2217)
$$$$
Italian | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Jackson Fillmore TrattoriaJackson Fillmore Trattoria
(927)
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Heights, San Francisco
Ristorante MilanoRistorante Milano
(1357)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Da FloraDa Flora
(94)
$$$$
Italian | North Beach, San Francisco
Locanda Osteria & BarLocanda Osteria & Bar
(112)
$$$$
Italian | Mission, San Francisco
Baci Cafe & Wine Bar - HealdsburgBaci Cafe & Wine Bar - Healdsburg
(1873)
$$$$
Italian | Healdsburg, Wine Country
Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaBistro Don Giovanni -- Napa
(4283)
$$$$
Italian | Napa, Wine Country
Cook St. HelenaCook St. Helena
(219)
$$$$
Italian | St. Helena, Wine Country
Pane e Vino TrattoriaPane e Vino Trattoria
(496)
$$$$
Italian | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
FiorellaFiorella
(459)
$$$$
Italian | Richmond District, San Francisco

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Shirasoni
(63)
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Japanese | Alameda
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in San Francisco

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Wako Japanese RestaurantWako Japanese Restaurant
276
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Japanese | Richmond District, San Francisco
OmakaseOmakase
311
$$$$
Japanese | SOMA, San Francisco
BenuBenu
1440
$$$$
Contemporary American | SOMA, San Francisco
QuinceQuince
2351
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Ijji SushiIjji Sushi
177
$$$$
Japanese | North Panhandle / USF, San Francisco
Gary DankoGary Danko
523
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Sons & DaughtersSons & Daughters
1207
$$$$
Contemporary American | Nob Hill, San Francisco
CoiCoi
1342
$$$$
Contemporary American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De FranceJeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France
717
$$$$
French | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco
Seven HillsSeven Hills
1204
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in San Francisco

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
Tartine ManufactoryTartine Manufactory
614
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American | Mission, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
6011
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5829
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
The ProgressThe Progress
835
$$$$
Contemporary American | Western Addition, San Francisco
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5921
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Wayfare TavernWayfare Tavern
4917
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9363
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1727
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
2260
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10318
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
MarloweMarlowe
2323
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
Park TavernPark Tavern
2284
$$$$
American | North Beach, San Francisco
BoulevardBoulevard
7159
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Rich TableRich Table
1564
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MouradMourad
1668
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
3165
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
BellotaBellota
742
$$$$
Spanish | SOMA, San Francisco
OctaviaOctavia
1095
$$$$
Contemporary American | Pacific Heights, San Francisco
August (1) FiveAugust (1) Five
814
$$$$
Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
PerbaccoPerbacco
5518
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in San Francisco

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
MarloweMarlowe
2323
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
2260
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1727
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi BarAkiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar
1026
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco
Leo's Oyster BarLeo's Oyster Bar
435
$$$$
Seafood | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5921
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
CalaCala
383
$$$$
Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
BellotaBellota
742
$$$$
Spanish | SOMA, San Francisco
China LiveChina Live
588
$$$$
Chinese | Chinatown, San Francisco
August (1) FiveAugust (1) Five
814
$$$$
Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9363
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MouradMourad
1668
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10318
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
In SituIn Situ
512
$$$$
Global, International | SOMA, San Francisco
Hawker Fare- SFHawker Fare- SF
364
$$$$
Thai | Mission, San Francisco

San Francisco’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5921
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
6011
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9363
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5829
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10318
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Absinthe Brasserie and Bar - SFAbsinthe Brasserie and Bar - SF
5669
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MarloweMarlowe
2323
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
BoulevardBoulevard
7159
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
3165
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
PerbaccoPerbacco
5518
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco

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bota tapas and paella barbota tapas and paella bar
293 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

My group appreciated all the dishes. I was less enthused with the paella, but maybe because I like my own :-) More

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ANZUANZU
2065 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Great ambiance. Food was just ok. Service was outstanding. Presentation better than taste. More

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Paul Martin's American Grill - Mountain ViewPaul Martin's American Grill - Mountain View
1307 reviews
$$$$
American | Mountain View, Peninsula

The food was awesome and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. More

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Il Fornaio - San JoseIl Fornaio - San Jose
3265 reviews
$$$$
Italian | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley

The meal was incredible. My wife had her standard grilled seafood which she lived again and I had the special veal which was amazing but the best part was the special chocolate dessert. Out of this world. Amazing food and great service More

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Paul Martin's American Grill - San MateoPaul Martin's American Grill - San Mateo
1959 reviews
$$$$
American | San Mateo, Peninsula

Family got together, good food, service. More

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RamblerRambler
386 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Excellent food More

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Urban TavernUrban Tavern
1303 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Love this place. Such a wonderful meal and exceptional cocktails. Definitely a go to place for drinks and dinner before a show. Yum. More

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Revelry BistroRevelry Bistro
335 reviews
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Revelry was amazing- the food and ambiance. Everything we ate and drank was superb! Terrific little French bistro. Highly recommended!! More

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Level IIILevel III
374 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Excellent food and service More

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Pa'ina Restaurant and BarPa'ina Restaurant and Bar
56 reviews
$$$$
Hawaiian | Japantown, San Francisco

Great space and delicious food. Perfect for bigger groups More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

San Francisco's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Sequoia Grove Winery1. Sequoia Grove Winery
23 reviews
$$$$
Winery | Rutherford, Wine Country

This was fantastic! The experience, learning and the food/wine pairings were incredible! We were hosted by a great team and they made the experience out of this world! This is definitely one of the top tasting experiences in Napa Valley! More

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Kenzo Napa2. Kenzo Napa
136 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Napa, Wine Country

Everything was great! Thank you for making the dining experience so memorable. Highly recommended! More

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Birdsong3. Birdsong
26 reviews
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco

This place is easily one of the best restaurants in the country. The food and service are top notch. Go and then go back to see how the dishes are evolving. More

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Guiso Latin Fusion4. Guiso Latin Fusion
413 reviews
$$$$
Latin American | Healdsburg, Wine Country

Authentic and unique El Salvador dishes prepared in small family restaurant with very attentive staff. It was delicious! More

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St. Francis Winery & Vineyards5. St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
1105 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Santa Rosa, Wine Country

Wonderful group seating very informative about the wines. I will definitely be back. More

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New to OpenTable

San Francisco restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Blind TastingBlind Tasting
$$$$
Wine Bar | San Carlos, Peninsula

Blind Tasting is the creation of two brotherlike cousins with a shared vision of a great wine, beer and food. Our Redwood burl slabs created rustic, cozy, dimly-lit den offers unpretentious atmosphere, perfect for an intimate gathering or a spontaneous after-work drink. We strive to introduce our friends and neighbors in the Bay to the world of wines and beers. Our beer and wine list bring you an unusual extensive selection from small and large producers. Our food, largely small plates, is carefully crafted by our chef to complement the wines and beers. Whether you decide to stroll in for a carafe of wine or mug of beer with a friend, or book your party, our friendly staff is here to make you feel at home. Wine and Beer is our passion and we are happy to share it with you.More

Cow MarloweCow Marlowe
$$$$
American | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco

Cow Marlowe is a stylish and lively restaurant serving Californian comfort food in a hip and inviting space.More

Monkey Thai South ShoreMonkey Thai South Shore
$$$$
Thai | Alameda, East Bay

Please return soon for more information on Monkey Thai South Shore.More

Sunset Reservoir Brewing CompanySunset Reservoir Brewing Company
$$$$
American | Sunset District, San Francisco

Coming Soon!More

THE LOT City CenterTHE LOT City Center
$$$$
American | San Ramon, East Bay


THE LOT in City Center at Bishop Ranch! We are the evolution of the lifestyle entertainment experience. A concept that incorporates sophisticated cuisine, an elevated wine and cocktail program, a curated café bakery, and state of the art cinemas in a contemporary designed setting.



THE LOT is where the neighborhood plays. A place that fosters social interaction in a vibrant atmosphere where people come together to have fun and indulge. More

Discover San Francisco

Farm-to-table is everywhere now, but it was here first. Just north of San Francisco, the values-forward counties of Marin and Sonoma offer an abundance of sustainably sourced produce. Of course, there’s more to eat in the Bay than leafy greens alone—don’t miss the mainstays like Cioppino (a seafood stew best eaten with thick-cut garlic bread), Mission-style burritos, local oysters and Neapolitan pizza where pizzerias around town war for the ultimate version. The city has long been home to distinct international flavors, so for authentic dim sum, Chinatown tops the charts. The Mission is ablaze with longstanding taquerias, steakhouses and a new wave of artisanal bakeries and coffee houses. And the Fisherman’s Wharf, while touristy, is the spot for Bay caught seafood. From there, we recommend walking to Crissy Field for Golden Gate Bridge gazing and sparkling sunshine.